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April is Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Month Child Abuse Prevention is more than just detecting physical or sexual abuse. Children also experience physical, educational, emotional and chronic neglect that puts them at risk. The link below gives information about all of these issues. It also has great tips and fact sheets for […]

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Children & Divorce

Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma staff often cares for children who are in crisis due to divorce. Communicating with children is critical to avoid trauma during a divorce. Counseling & Recovery Services can help with assessment, individual therapy and more intense services such as Wraparound Tulsa and the CALM Center.

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2013 Annual Report: Seeds of Success

A 16-year-old girl contemplating suicide came to the CALM Center for help. During her stay, she helped create the safety tree, above, a lasting message of hope for youth who come behind her. A staff member was working on the tree late one night when the girl asked if she could help. Together, they painted […]

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CALM Center open; Tulsa, Sand Springs offices close Christmas Day

The CALM Center, a crisis center for children ages 10-17, will remain open 24/7 throughout the holidays to serve youth with a behavioral, emotional or substance abuse crisis. The Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma outpatient offices in Tulsa, 7010 S. Yale, and Sand Springs, 401 E. Broadway, will close on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day only. […]

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CALM Center wish list

The CALM Center is a 24/7 facility serving youth ages 10-17 in a behavioral, emotional or substance abuse crisis. Youth often arrive with only the clothes that they are wearing. The CALM Center provides behavioral health treatment during a seven-day stay. Youth need changes of clothes, toiletries, bedding, towels, books and games to make their […]

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Celebrating 30 Years of Caring

Without you, I don’t know where I’d be today … maybe homeless or …dead.” This 20-year old was one of our record 5,143 clients in the past year, a 12 percent increase over the previous year. With our help, clients improved independence, decreased substance abuse, and avoided crisis and hospitalization. These successes resulted from a […]

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Leadership Tulsa gifts go to clients of all ages

Leadership Tulsa members donated $620 and 200 gifts during their annual holiday party to make Christmas possible for clients of Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma. Many adult gifts were necessities like food, self-care, hygiene and household items. Food will go into blizzard bags for adult housing clients. Donated brooms, mops, towels and cleaning supplies […]

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CALM Center saves family’s holiday

Solving a family’s transportation dilemma on Thanksgiving eve is only one example of how the CALM Center staff goes the extra mile to bring families back together. Bill (not his real name) was excited about going home from the center on Thanksgiving eve. His family lived out of town so Bill knew it would take […]

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When all bets are off: Is gambling a problem for you or a loved one? Find out how to identify and stop problem gambling during a presentation at 10-noon, Friday, Nov. 16, Cornerstone Community Center, 5610 S. 41st W. Ave., by Wiley D. Harwell., D.Min., LPC, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Association for Problem & Compulsive Gambling. […]

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Defusing the Bomb

Parents and caregivers who want to prevent and intervene in children’s behavior before it becomes a crisis can attend a free class entitled “Defusing the Bomb” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wed., Oct. 10, at Cornerstone Community Center, 4122 W. 55th Place in Tulsa. “Behavior is an attempt to meet a need so it […]

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